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Money Given to State and Local Anti-Violence Programs in Utah. Photo credit: Alexandrea Bonilla

Violence in your hometown

Alexandrea Bonilla April 18, 2022

Gun violence numbers continue to rise every year, as does the money that goes toward preventing it. In an attempt to combat these rising numbers, federal and local governments have implemented anti-violence...

The evolution of medical marijuana

The evolution of medical marijuana

Kelly Watkins April 18, 2019

If you drew an imaginary line from West Wendover, Nevada, to Dinosaur, Colorado, where cannabis is legal both medicinally and recreationally, what would fill the space between the two towns? The answer...

Dr. Jonathon B. Singer speaks about Suicide problems, solutions and strategies.( Mustafa Alshilat/ the signpost)

Breaking myths and gaining understanding about suicide

Alyson Johnson February 23, 2018

Weber State University hosted Jonathan B. Singer, a clinical social worker and associate professor of social work at Loyola University Chicago, to speak about suicide awareness and prevention on Feb. 20. In...

The Ogden City Idle-Free initiative aims to reduce the poor air quality in Utah. (Source: Tribune News Service) Photo credit: MCT

Idle engines are the inversion’s playthings

Leah Higginbotham February 15, 2017

Utah is well-known for many things: national parks, great snow and the Jazz, but Utah is especially known for its bad air quality.While there are numerous contributors to the Wasatch Front's poor air quality,...

Young women hold a photograph of a loved one lost at a suicide prevention candlelight vigil in 2015. (The Signpost Archives)

Suicide rates climb, Utah’s rates among the highest in the U.S.

Doug Manifold September 15, 2016

Suicide is a growing problem in both the United States and Utah. According to the most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 43,000 people in the country commit suicide each year.The...

Flu hits hard this winter, especially among children

January 15, 2015

Concern is rising about the flu epidemic that has claimed the lives of children across the United States. As of Jan. 3, 26 children have died from flu this season, which began in September, according...

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